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Studies show that more women are opting out of full-time employment — not because they have to do so, but because they choose to do so. Read more »
The “Friends” tip line was recently introduced in the Ogden and Weber school districts and has been used by students to report concerns about bullying, suicidal behavior, drug use and... Read more »
Homeless problems around Pioneer Park are not likely to be eradicated by any amount of money or goodwill. But they can be reduced and better contained. Civic leaders and the Pioneer Park Coalition... Read more »
Salt Lake County is testing a "social impact bond" to expand free preschool for at-risk kids in the Granite School District. Private companies fund the bond; and the county repays it in full with... Read more »
An ex-CIA operative busting child-sex rings. A college student promoting foster care. An innovative university president. An exiled cleric. A financial columnist. A values-driven gaming creator.... Read more »
The Census Bureau is considering dropping five questions on marriage from its annual American Community Survey. The possibility would likely frustrate researchers, demographers and others —... Read more »
In the current struggle between police and protesters, what the nation needs is a strong dose of civil dialogue. Much of the nation is deeply divided, and real progress won't happen until cool... Read more »
From the first chapter of Matthew and the second chapter of Luke, we share the New Testament account of the birth of Jesus Christ. Read more »
In a 1897 letter to the editor to the editor, an 8-year-old girl asks "Is there a Santa Claus?" The responding editorial answers: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as... Read more »
Is the Christmas holiday falling victim to political correctness? More often than not, political correctness calls for abandoning beliefs, which offends many. Better to be inclusive of more... Read more »
The report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on terror suspects generated heated rhetoric in Washington but little public outrage. We need to respect fundamental human rights,... Read more »
Christmas comes at three levels, beginning with Santa Claus and "Silent Night" levels, which don't last. A third level is the adult Christ, and accepting his invitation to follow him is how all... Read more »
The United States's first step toward better relations with Cuba cannot be seen as condoning Cuba’s bad behavior. The overriding goal should be the establishment of a liberated Cuba where... Read more »
Utah has seen high school graduation rates climb in recent years — among the general student population as well as with minority and low-income students. This is a welcome result — and... Read more »
Recognized as the nation’s highest per-capita water users, Utahns must rethink and amend consumption and use practices. Read more »
When ISIS militants urged supporters worldwide to launch attacks against the Western nations in which they reside, its footprint seemed to grow. Vigilance must be coupled with a realistic... Read more »
Last weekend's congressional approval of the $1.1 trillion spending bill shows that Congress can work in a sense of concession, conciliation and cooperation. Other bonuses: a funded government and... Read more »
An element of police training regarding confrontation should be an increased focus on “de-escalation” tactics, including "slowing down the situation" and giving time for others —... Read more »
A ban on burning wood during the inversion season is a necessary part of a larger campaign for cleaner air — one with immediate and noticeable benefits. But there are other initiatives that... Read more »
In our opinion: Herbert's proposed budget is big on education — but with lots of issues still to discuss and tackle
Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed 2015 budget — heavy on education funding — leaves plenty of room for innovation, accountability, transportation, fuel taxes and more. Difficult... Read more »
In our opinion: Mining bans remind us that most land-use decisions ought to be congressional, not presidential
Mining groups are appealing a presidential executive order banning mining on more than a million acres of uranium-rich land near the Grand Canyon. Land use and designation should be a congressional... Read more »
In the new "Exodus" film, the lead actor calls his Moses character "schizophrenic," "barbaric" and a "tumultuous man who fought greatly against God, against his calling." Sounds like another... Read more »
Utah has had successes in using educational data to track and monitor student achievement. Now, the state can focus on ways to keep the momentum going. Read more »
In our opinion: As conflicts continue, Martin Luther King's ’64 Nobel Prize speech remains applicable today
Martin Luther King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech remains applicable today. Included among the excerpts: "... the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds... Read more »
In our opinion: With oil prices dropping, Utah's taking control of federal lands isn't the best option available
With the prices of oil falling, the financial feasibility of Utah benefiting from taking control of federal lands is uncertain at best and potentially costly to taxpayers. There are other options... Read more »
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